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Temperature distribution analysis in a fully wet moving radial porous fin by finite element method

B.J. Gireesha (Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga, Karnataka, India)
G. Sowmya (Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga, Karnataka, India)
Madhu Macha (Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga, Karnataka, India)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 24 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study the temperature performance with natural convection and radiation effect on a porous fin in fully wet condition.

Design/methodology/approach

The finite element method (FEM) is applied to generate numerical solution of the obtained non-dimensional ordinary differential equation containing highly nonlinear terms. The parameters which impact on the heat transfer of fin have been scrutinized by means of plotted graphs.

Findings

The porous fin is taken for the analysis in radial profile moving with constant velocity. Here, the thermal conductivity is considered to be temperature dependent. The Darcy’s model has been implemented to study the heat transfer analysis.

Originality/value

The paper is genuine in its type, and there are hardly any works on fins as per the authors’ knowledge.

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Citation

Gireesha, B.J., Sowmya, G. and Macha, M. (2019), "Temperature distribution analysis in a fully wet moving radial porous fin by finite element method", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-12-2018-0744

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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